Advantages of Legalizing Prostitution

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Prostitution is known as the oldest profession and has been around for millenniums, dating back to Roman, Byzantine, Greek and Egyptian empires (Baldwin, 2004). The ancient cultures of those empires dealt with the needs of the group and consequently developed protocols for dealing with sexual relations that have propagated throughout time to the modern era. As a result, prostitution is prominent in society today. When analyzing the sex trade, the factors of cultural precedence, philosophy, religion and politics are what each country or society considers when deciding laws regarding prostitution (Liberator, 2005). Many idealists would like to see prostitution outlawed, however prostitution is a billion-dollar-global industry that is not…show more content…
In enacting this measure, the government was attempting to bring its official stance in accordance with a reality in which prostitution was already tolerated. This legalization was aimed at eliminating illegal exploitation, improving the working conditions of prostitutes and handicapping criminal enterprises. However, even with such regulations, further reforms appear to be needed and are currently under deliberation in Amsterdam. One of these reforms is a proposed law for the regulation of prostitution and control of abuses in the sex industry. It aims to establish a better and more uniform law to be applied nationwide. If this reform is passed, the prostitutes will have to register at a national level, after which they will be briefed on issues including risks of prostitution, social security, and other employment opportunities. In addition, anyone who wants to start a prostitution business will have to apply for a permit (Cruz, 2014). These possible new regulations in the Netherlands would benefit prostitutes immensely, allowing them to find other job options or by providing them with a safer work environment. The Canadian government should take into consideration the regulations in both Nevada and the Netherlands to decrease the crime rate even more in Canada. Consequently, legalizing and regulating prostitution is the best way to reduce crime rates and ensure the safety of prostitutes throughout the
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